Gender is Not a State of Mind

Gender is not "just a state of mind." Having a gender is not like having a favorite color or a preferred meal option on...

The Logical End of Democracy

Democracy in action. They should just continue to put the same referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU up for a...

Is Islam Relevant?

Is Islam relevant? How is Islam relevant to my life? These are questions I was asked recently. I proceeded to give an answer in terms...

Don’t Be a Literalist About Human Rights!

"Who says a scholar, mufassir of the Quran like Tabari knows more about what the Quran means and understands more of it than anyone...

Academia’s Push for “Islamic Reform”

Beware the Muslim reformers coming out of Islamic studies university departments. Often these are very confused individuals, but they speak confidently about the moral imperative...

Enjoin Good, Forbid Evil? Don’t Be Stupid!

Apparently we have been grossly misunderstanding the Quran all this time. We've been reading it: "Enjoin good and forbid evil." In actuality, it means: "Enjoin good and...

Religion is Not a Matter of Personal Opinion

When a person comes to us and says, 2+2=5, we don't say that there is no fact of the matter about arithmetic and it...

Real Evidence for God

You may experience something internally that others cannot see. Just because you experienced internally does not make it any less real. Just because you...

The Brilliant Minds in Secular Islamic Studies

This is what counts as brilliant insight in the secular academic field of Islamic studies: There is no fact of the matter about what "Islam"...

Muslims Are Subjectivists About Everything Except ISIS

It is humorous when Muslim pundits, academics, reformers, and progressives who established their careers and their fame on the basis of claiming that Islam...